Synonyms for distention
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : dih-sten-shuh n|
|Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈstɛn ʃən|
Définition of distentionOrigin :
- also distension, early 15c., from Middle French distension and directly from Latin distensionem (nominative distensio, distentio), noun of action from past participle stem of distendere (see distend).
- noun inflation
- But the distention evoked a long wail which was at once drowned in another one.
- Extract from : « Penrod » by Booth Tarkington
- Involucres as many, 1-fruited, each a distention of the lobe.
- Extract from : « The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States » by Asa Gray
- The larv are hatched in the abdomen of the female, which is capable of distention.
- Extract from : « Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects » by C. V. Riley
- This seems to be due to the distention of the stomach, either by gas or by liquid.
- Extract from : « Psychotherapy » by James J. Walsh
- Emphysema is a distention of the tissues with air or other gases.
- Extract from : « The New Gresham Encyclopedia » by Various
- The other is by the contraction and distention of the midriff or diaphragm.
- Extract from : « The Young Priest's Keepsake » by Michael Phelan
- Some hours later the distention of the stomach will float the body.
- Extract from : « The Land of Footprints » by Stewart Edward White
- In the stages of echoing fear, yawning occurs, and the distention of the pupils may be noticed as the emotion develops.
- Extract from : « Criminal Psychology » by Hans Gross
- Distention of the seminal vesicles with a superabundance of seminal fluid also acts as a source of irritation.
- Extract from : « Plain Facts for Old and Young » by John Harvey Kellogg
- The distention of the ccum is nearly uniform, the right sacculation being only slightly larger than the left.
- Extract from : « The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity » by George. S. Huntington
Antonyms for distention
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